Friday, January 29, 2010

Tea for Two....

Getting caught up in perfection can be haphazard to my health. Today the Little Chef found a tea set that I don't let the girls use very often. Not because there are Disney Princess' on it, but because it is breakable. Hmmmmm.

Usually I feel as though we need to plan for a party. Make or at least have some sort of cookie in the pantry. Get tea and honey out etc. Well, not today and not because of my own doing! The Lord orchestrated this very simple but terribly fun time!

This morning I saw a commercial amidst the news hour about a little girl having popcorn at her tea party. No fancy cakes, pastry or cookies. She was drinking fake tea. Yes, I know the commercial was an add for popcorn but I was allowed to see it at the right moment. To prepare me for my little ones plea...

So when the Little Chef ran in excitedly asking for a tea party and her older sister suggested apple juice and crackers, was there any doubt I would say yes? Actually, to be honest for a split second I thought no, we have this and that going on today ( blah, blah, blah). But I didn't say no and I'm so glad I didn't!

I was summoned to tea moments later. The Little Chef played "mother" and poured. We brought out some strawberry preserves to fill up any empty pots. She was dressed in this weeks favorite ball gown and we had tea. This in turn brought all the other ladies running for their turn at tea. Impromptu and so much fun!

Perfectionism get out of my way! I need to take tea with my Ladies.

Thank you dear Lord. You've taught my daughters and myself about spur of the moment hospitality and me to let go (a little bit more) of perfection.
julie

5 comments:

urbangirl said...

Awwwwww! Hay i went to that party to!

Michele said...

What a sweet girls you have! The bread a few posts down looks yummy - the shrimp fingernails, not so much. :-) Thanks for visiting my blog.

Tami said...

she's a sweet girl and you are a good mamma :)

chatterbox said...

You are so blessed! What a wonderful reminder that we all should stop and savor these moments. They too quickly vanish! Blessings to you.

LovingLegacy said...

adorable!!